Shell is currently working intensively on an improved charging infrastructure and is pushing ahead with the expansion of its own fast-charging stations at Shell service stations.
While the range of electric cars has seen a considerable upswing in recent years, many customers are still critical of a move away from the combustion engine. This is often due to the fear of an inadequate charging infrastructure and the chaos with numerous different provider and billing models. It is hardly surprising that many drivers find this difficult – after all, they are spoiled by a dense and well-functioning network of filling stations. But what if the two were to grow together – service station and charging station?charging station and service station in one? This is already a reality at many Shell stations.
Already 200,000 charging points in Europe
Shell has been working on expanding its charging infrastructure for some time now, because the company sees itself as part of the energy transition and wants to continue to be a reliable partner to its customers – whether they are filling up with electricity or gasoline. Since 2018, Europe’s largest charging provider NewMotion has already belonged to the Shell Group, whose roaming network already comprises 200,000 charging points across Europe. This is an open mobility network in the EU that spans 35 countries and more than 200 partners. Within it, drivers can use the services of all providers with just one charging card.
Those who are in a particular hurry can use one of the 150 Shell Recharge fast-charging points at Shell service stations, which offer a charging capacity of up to 150 kWh. This means that, depending on the type of vehicle and battery capacity, an e-car can charge electricity for a range of up to 100 kilometers in around six to eight minutes. By the end of 2021, this offering is to grow to 110 locations with around 240 fast-charging points under the Shell Recharge brand. By 2030, Shell plans to offer around 3,000 charging points at 1,000 stations. A valuable side effect: Here you can refuel with 100 percent electricity from renewable sources.